Product development process

There is no handover in a product team, the work flow is not characterized by each role delivering artefacts on to the next step; rather it is collaborative – the product manager, designer and lead developer are working together, side-by-side, to create and validate backlog items. The Discovery track is all about quickly generating validated product backlog items, and the Delivery track is all about generating releasable software the provides value to the customer and the business alike.

OUR POSITIONING. WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO, AND WHO WE DO IT FOR

Gideon Bullock

Product Owner and Product Design Director

Network Locum’s mission is to radically improve the world’s healthcare systems by transforming how healthcare professionals connect, communicate, collaborate and care.

 

 During a relatively short period  at Network Locum I delivered on their hiring plan for the core product design team and made a significant impact in helping the organisation define how they build product, think about product process, organise themselves as squads and apply lean methodologies to their work.

Product design team structure

  • Product team structure
  • Breaking down the team’s goal into themes with metrics you can track on a daily basis
  • Themes & measurable goals
  • Idea generation
  • Prioritizing ideas & hypotheses
  • Experiments to validate hypotheses
  • These validated hypotheses get turned into features
  • Balance metrics moving features against bugs and tech debt, JFDI's

Re-branding from Network Locum to Lantum

Another key part of my role was helping to define the strategy for Network Locum's imminent re-brand, laying out a plan for the project and sourcing an external branding consultant to collaborate on that process.  The core brand message was incredibly strong; The thing that defines us, sets us apart and drives us, is a relentless ambition to empower healthcare professionals to provide supportive, sustainable and superior delivery of care.

Internal branding and culture piece

A little side project I took on looked to create some internal collateral that used the businesses adopted phrase “We Are” I created notebooks and art-worked larger posters. The final finish used a gold foil stamped logo of my design.

Product design

I have taken on art direction, team management and grafted on UI, interaction design as well as product feature definition as a product owner.

Most recently I worked on the global notifications system. The feature specification was kept to a minimum and quickly turned around.

I designed then co-defined the feature with the development team. It has become important part of the NL product experience for both GPs and a Practice Managers.

If you want to find out more about what I do, you can find me on Linkedin or follow me on Twitter and if you have a moment or two you might like to read some stuff I've written for UXDesign.cc over on Medium. You can grab my CV here and see what I've been doing to keep myself busy over the last couple of decades.

OUR POSITIONING.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO,

AND WHO WE DO IT FOR